Dobell Exhibition Grant

The Dobell Exhibition Grant (DEG), supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community. Exhibitions supported previously include Lismore Regional Gallery, From Here to There: Australian art and walking and Newcastle Art Gallery for their exhibition SODEISHA: Connected to Australia.

Amount available: $40,000

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 5.00pm

For more information please download the 2022 guidelines below


Please download the application form, complete and upload with support material via the form below.

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  • Applicants must submit the following support material:
    • Biographies for curators and artists involved in the project (max 1 page each, with large group exhibitions not to exceed 6 pages, please submit as one file).
    • Up to 10 images of artwork (minimum of 5) in one Word or PDF file and/or up to 5 minutes video (submitted as a link to a video hosting site e.g. Vimeo or as a small video file)
    • Examples of the curator’s written work and/or media articles, exhibition reviews or examples of publicity achieved from your organisation’s previous projects (no more than 5 A4 pages in total and submitted as one file) Please include source, date, and publication details as appropriate.
    • A list of all loan requests and status of loans for the proposed exhibition must be submitted (if applicable). Applicants should keep M&G NSW as up to date as possible regarding changes in loan request status after the closing date.
    In addition applicants may submit:
    • Letters of support from relevant organisations and individuals (maximum of 3).
    • Addresses for relevant websites which assessors may review for further information
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Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest discusses how the Dobell Exhibition grant
assisted in realising their exhibition, Gravity (and Wonder).






The Dobell Exhibition Grant is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.